An image of Steve Jobs in Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”

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An image of Steve Jobs in Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”

In Jobs film, Alex Gibney takes hard look at Apple icon

“For me, his story was a good way to reflect on corporate values and a certain generation that came out of the counterculture.”By Peter Keough

book review

‘Purity’ by Jonathan Franzen

As with all Franzen’s work, it’s the ambitious means by which the novel reveals itself that makes the book.

Book review

// ‘The Fall of Princes’ by Robert Goolrick

New York in the 1980s was the best and worst of times, and the narrator of Robert Goolrick’s new book is one of the lucky ones — for a while.

Dance Review

// MADBOOTS DANCE is full of feeling at Jacob’s Pillow

MADBOOTS DANCE’s two performances are awash in the messiness of big emotion, but also its mystery and glory.

// Corita Kent’s faith-infused Pop art, on view at Harvard

An exhibition of the activist nun, educator, and artist who designed Dorchester’s iconic gas tank seeks to put Kent on par with Pop artists like Warhol.


// Donald Blumberg’s photographic politics of seeing

The show can almost seem like just five photographs, albeit five highly varied and extensive photographs.

Dance review

// Martha Graham brings unbalanced program to Jacob’s Pillow

The Martha Graham Dance Company has had tricky decisions to make in terms of how to navigate life after its iconic leader has passed on.

exclusive track

Hear Speedy Ortiz cover the Cardigans’ ‘Hanging Around’

Primed for a Rock and Blues Concert Cruise excursion, buzzy Massachusetts quartet Speedy Ortiz warms up with some Cardigans.

//[1].jpg Seinfeld family lemonade stand shut down

After a neighbor called police, the stand was shut down, but it made some money for charity in the meantime.

Classical Notes | David Weininger

//[byHenrikOlund].jpg BU Center for New Music hosts IRCAM, Beat Furrer residencies

A residency by IRCAM, one of the most important institutions in the European avant-garde, highlights the center’s fourth season.

Special section

summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

Things to do

// Things to do in Boston

Your 60-day calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

What's on TV

Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Friday

“Ray Donovan” Sunday at 9 p.m., Showtime. “Show Me a Hero” Sunday at 9 p.m., HBO